Climate Change

  1. Agriculture plays key role in limiting climate change

    Apr 11, 2022

    When it comes to solving Earth’s climate crisis, the agricultural and forestry sectors are some of the hardest areas to change, yet a new report suggests that these areas will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

  2. Cai wins 2021 Erik Kempe award in environmental and resource economics

    Oct 22, 2021

    Yongyang Cai, an associate professor and computational and environmental economist in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), is the 2021 recipient of the Erik Kempe Award in environmental and resource economics.

  3. Should they stay or should they go? Coastal residents have much to consider when navigating sea level change (SLC)

    May 19, 2021

    While climate scientists are not exactly sure how fast or high sea levels will rise, they agree on these principle impacts: submergence and flooding of coastal land, saltwater intrusion into surface waters and groundwater, increased erosion and overwhelmingly negative social and economic repercussions. 

  4. Trees can help slow climate change, but at a cost

    Dec 1, 2020

    This "green" option is more expensive than originally thought, study shows 
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Widespread forest management and protections against deforestation can help mitigate climate change – but will come with a steep cost if deployed as broadly as policymakers have discussed, new research suggests.

  5. Climate Mitigation is a Complex Systems Challenge

    Aug 19, 2020

    Drs. Yongyang Cai and Sathya Gopalakrishnan discuss the complexity of climate mitigation, the social cost of carbon and if COVID-19 is enough of a disruption to be considered a tipping point.

  6. Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels a Threat to Farmers in Bangladesh

    Oct 25, 2018

    Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

  7. Students Offer Sustainability Solutions to Mayor Coleman’s Green Team

    Apr 21, 2015

    Students in “Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience” (ENR/AEDE 4567) received hands-on training this semester on preparing and presenting research to policymakers.

  8. Ohio State Researchers Help to Author the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report

    May 21, 2014

    Every four years, the U.S. federal government commissions the U.S. National Climate Assessment to examine the effects of climate change on the world around us. The final product is delivered to the President and Congress. Professor Brent Sohngen served as a co-author for the forestry chapter of this year's report.


  9. AEDE’s Sathya Gopalakrishnan to Participate in National Climate Change Research Symposium

    Oct 9, 2013

    AEDE’s strong presence studying the economic impact of climate change has been further demonstrated with the selection of Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan, AEDE assistant professor working in the field of environmental economics, to participate in a national symposium for early career scientists focusing on interdisciplinary climate change research.

  10. Environmental Policy Initiative Summer 2013 Research Grant Award Winners

    Jun 11, 2013

    Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative, which is directed by AEDE's Dr. Brent Sohngen, has awarded three outstanding Ohio State doctoral students research grants for use during the summer of 2013. The grant funding will be used by the students for new research related to environmental policy.